Dairy Revitalization Act of 2015

Dairy Producer Margin Insurance Premium Assistance Program

On April 10, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 259, the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act. This program allows Missouri dairy farmers who participate in the federal margin protection program to apply to MASBDA for reimbursement of 70 percent of their federal premium. Details...

Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program

On April 10, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 259, the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act. The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program is established to encourage more young people to pursue careers in agriculture in Missouri. Subject to annual budget appropriation, the program establishes scholarships, subject to the eligibility criteria listed, for eligible students in an agriculture-related degree program who make a commitment to work in the agriculture industry in Missouri as a condition of receiving such scholarship. Details....

Grants

Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) Grant Program

The BIP grants are available to fuel retailers to accelerate the use and availability of higher blends of ethanol fuel. Details....

Fescue Endophyte Tolerance Coupon Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funds available to assist Missouri beef cattle producers with the cost of testing 18,430 replacement heifers and bulls for toxic fescue endophyte tolerance. The Fescue Endophyte Tolerance Coupon Program is funded through a Beef Initiative Grant sponsored by the Missouri Agricultural Foundation. Details....

GAP/GHP Certification Cost Share Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funds available to assist Missouri Specialty Crop Producers with the inspection cost associated with Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Certification. The GAP/GHP Certification Cost Share Program is funded through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program will provide cost share assistance to producers and handlers receiving one year of certification/renewal completed by a USDA accredited certifying agency beginning January 1, 2016 and ending November 1, 2016. Details....

"I'm Pet Friendly" License Plate Spay & Neuter Grants

You can make a difference for the pet population by purchasing “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates. Details ...

Urban & Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program

Awards grants of up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses associated with urban and non-traditional agriculture. Projects should assist the development of small agribusinesses, production infrastructure, direct distribution venues, education programs, workforce development and an increased understanding of the importance of agriculture. Details ...

Missouri Value-Added "Farm to Table" Grant Program

Grants provide funding for Missouri businesses to access resources for accessing and processing locally grown agricultural products for use in institutions within the state.Details ...

Missouri Value-Added Grant Program

Grants for projects that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. Details ...

RCPP "Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality"

The Missouri Department of Agriculturess approved Regional Conservation Partnership Program through USDA titled; "Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality" award was announced in March of 2016. Details...

Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funds available for the 2016 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program through funds provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. The program will provide cost share assistance to organic producers and handlers receiving certification or continuation of certification by a USDA accredited certifying agency starting October 1, 2015, and ending September 30, 2016. Details ...

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

MDA issues grant awards for projects that include research, agricultural extension activities, and programs that increase demand and address the needs of Missouri’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Details ...

Loans

Agribusiness Revolving Loan Fund

Offers financing to value-added agriculture enterprises, agriculture support businesses, marketers or retailers of agricultural products, and businesses with emerging agricultural technology. This funding is provided, in part, by the USDA Rural Development’s Intermediary Relending Program. Details ...

Alternative Loan Program

Direct loans to finance the production, processing and marketing needs of an alternative agricultural enterprise. Details ...

Animal Waste Treatment System Loan Program

Loans to finance animal waste treatment systems for independent livestock and poultry producers at below conventional interest rates. Details ...

Beginning Farmer Loan Program

A program that enables lenders to receive federally tax-exempt interest on loans made to beginning farmers. Details ...

Bridge Loan Program

A program used for a short term loan by Missouri producers who have been approved by USDA NRCS, through the USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), or the Soil and Water Conservation Program/District (SWCD). Details ...

Eligible Facility Borrower

Below-market rate deposits of state funds are placed in Missouri financial institutions, allowing eligible borrowers to obtain low interest loans from that institution. The borrower typically saves 25-30% of the interest paid on a standard business loan. Details ...

Loan Guarantees

Missouri Agricultural and Energy Saving Team - A Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO)

MAESTRO offers tools and incentives for farmers to improve energy efficiency on livestock farms. Details ...

Missouri Livestock Feed and Crop Input Loan Guarantee Program

A program that provides up to a 50% first-loss guarantee on livestock feed and crop input loans made by eligible lenders not to exceed $100,000. Details ...

Missouri Value-Added Loan Guarantee Program

A program that provides a 50% first-loss guarantee to lenders who make agricultural business development loans for the acquisition, construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of agricultural property used for the purpose of processing, manufacturing, marketing, exporting, and adding value to an agricultural product. Details ...

Single-Purpose Animal Facilities Loan Guarantee Program

A program that provides a 50 percent first-loss guarantee on loans up to $250,000 that lenders make to independent livestock producers to finance breeding or feeder livestock, earthworms, land, buildings, facilities, equipment, machinery and animal waste systems used to produce poultry, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle (and other livestock) and earthworms. Details ...

Crop and Livestock Loan Guaranty Program

This program provides financial benefits to Missouri youth who undertake crop or livestock production projects. Details ...

Tax Credits

Agricultural Product Utilization Contributor Tax Credit

Applies to contributions used for financial or technical assistance to rural agricultural business concepts as approved by MASBDA. Details ...

Family Farm Breeding Livestock Tax Credit Program

Tax credits to Missouri’s lenders who make breeding livestock loans to small farmers. Details ...

New Generation Cooperative Incentive Tax Credits

Tax credits to induce producer member investment into new generation processing entities that will process Missouri agricultural commodities and agricultural products into value-added goods, provide substantial benefits to Missouri’s agricultural producers, and create jobs for Missourians. Details ...

Qualified Beef Tax Credit Program

Tax credits for Missouri’s qualified beef producers who raise and background or finish Missouri born qualified beef animals to a weight of one hundred (100) pounds or more over their established baseline weight. Details ...

Wine and Grape Production Tax Credit Program

Helps vineyards and wine producers buy needed equipment and materials through its Wine and Grape Production Tax Credit program. This is administered through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Details ...

For Biofuel Producers

Missouri Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund

Section 142.031 of the Missouri Statutes provides that, subject to appropriation, biodiesel produced in the state by a facility that is at least 51 percent owned by Missouri agricultural producers or which uses feedstock that is at least 80 percent of Missouri origin, is eligible for a grant in any fiscal year. Details ...

Missouri Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund

Section 142.028 of the Missouri Statutes provides that, subject to appropriation, ethanol produced in the state by a facility that is at least fifty-one (51%) owned by agricultural producers and which uses Missouri cereal grains is eligible for a grant in any fiscal year. Details ...

For Municipalities

Missouri Rural Economic Stimulus Act

Municipalities with qualifying development projects may deposit "other net new revenues" in the State Supplemental Rural Development Fund to cover eligible project costs. Details ...